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†family Compsognathidae Cope 1871 (compsognathid)

Reptilia - Avetheropoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 38537

Full reference: E. D. Cope. 1871. On the homologies of some of the cranial bones of the Reptilia, and on the systematic arrangement of the class. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 19:194-247

Parent taxon: Coelurosauria according to C. Hendrickx and O. Mateus 2014

Sister taxa: Alvarezsauria, Aorun, Bicentenaria, Bressanichnus, Britoichnium, Coeluridae, Coelurus, Defarrariischnium, Halticosauridae, Ignotornis, Juravenator, Lapparentichnus, Lourinhanosaurus, Maniraptora, Maniraptoriformes, Megalosaurus lonzeensis, Nedcolbertia, Ngexisaurus, Ornithomimipodidae, Plesiothornipus, Satapliasaurus, Sinosauropteryx, Tanycolagreus, Taupezia, Tugulusaurus, Tyrannosauroidea, Xinjiangovenator, Xiuningpus, Zuolong

Subtaxa: Aniksosaurus, Aristosuchus, Compsognathinae, Compsognathus, Huaxiagnathus, Mirischia, Nqwebasaurus, Ornitholestes, Scipionyx, Sinocalliopteryx

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Type: Compsognathus

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore